After Tevin Coleman went down, fans started clamoring for the 49ers to trade for Melvin Gordon. Then Joe Staley went down on Sunday and everyone started talking about Trent Williams. Now, Jalen Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville. Thank goodness that the Minkah Fitzpatrick stuff got sorted out, because choosing him means giving up on a rapidly developing Tarvarius Moore, the same way that Trent Willams means moving on from Staley, or Jalen Ramsey means losing a leader in Richard Sherman or hindering the development of Akhello Witherspoon. I must admit that Ramsey intrigues me because of what he brings to the field (I don’t really buy all that locker room cancer talk), but those trades just don’t make any sense to me for the reasons listed above. Staley and Sherman are eventually going to need to be replaced, but I truly believe that that should be done through the draft to avoid messing with the team’s chemistry. That camaraderie is part of what makes this team special.
In other news, Raheem Mostert was on Deion Sanders’ “You Ball, You Get the Call” on NFL Network where he introduced his son, Gunner. I don’t really care much for Sanders’ interviewing abilities, but it was great to see how happy Mostert was to be on there.
"We wanted to go out there and make sure we ran the ball well and make plays."@RMos_8Ball joined @DeionSanders after a big game on Sunday and he brought on a special guest with him— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 16, 2019
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On to those links...
In Jalen Ramsey trade, 49ers should be willing to do whatever it takes (Brian Witt, NBC Sports)
Giants waive Paul Perkins after claiming Kaden Smith (Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk)
Kyle Shanahan’s creative playcalling accelerates Jimmy Garoppolo’s progress (Nick Wagoner, ESPN)
Transcript: Kyle Shanahan discusses 49ers vs. Steelers, Joe Staley and Dee Ford injuries, Jimmy Garoppolo, Justin Skule, Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert (49ers Webzone)
Ben Roethlisberger out for season, will miss Steelers’ game vs. 49ers (Dalton Johnson, NBC Sports)
What They Said: 49ers and Bengals Reactions to Week 2 (Matthew Asher, 49ers.com)
6 49ers Who Impressed in 41-17 Victory Over the Bengals (Keiana Martin, 49ers.com)
Around the League...
NFL Week 2 grades: Browns get an ‘A-’ for blowout win, hapless Jets get a ‘D-’ (John Breech, CBS Sports)
Let’s overreact to Week 2 in the NFL: Bench Eli for the rookie now (Dan Graziano, ESPN)
Minkah Fitzpatrick trade grades: Steelers take a risk after Big Ben injury; Dolphins continue to stockpile first-rounders (Tyler Sullivan, CBS Sports)
Contender or Pretender? Looking at the NFL’s 2-0 Teams (Geoff Magliocchetti, The Big Lead)
Brown’s Week in Foxboro Isn’t Surprising, Stay Tuned to Ramsey’s Request, More Notes (Albert Breer, The MMQB)
FMIA Week 2: Right Or Wrong, NFL’s Ref Problems Not Going Away Soon (Peter King, Pro Football Talk)